The main priority areas for this pilot project to be implemented through the present call:
• To factor in the result of the combination of different components (disease activity, damage consequent to the disease itself or the treatment, comorbidities, drug toxicity, quality of life and disease burden on patients) in optimal treatment and management of chronic diseases means that these aspects have to be factored in.
• To consider chronic musculoskeletal conditions as priorities in chronic disease prevention; and
• To focus on exploring the potential of specific quality indicators, and patient-reported outcomes in addition to the more traditional reports of physicians towards developing an effective strategy to prevent and treat musculoskeletal diseases such as rheumatic diseases, focusing on rheumatic connective tissue diseases, taking multimorbidity as well as integrated care for such patients into account.
One call will be organised and the proposal selected shall cover the main priority areas.